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Social functions of literature : Alexander Pushkin and Russian culture

Author: Paul Debreczeny
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of the effect of literature on readers, both as individuals and as members of social groups, focuses on Russia's national poet, Alexander Pushkin, as a model for investigating the aesthetic and social functions of literature. The individual reader's response to the literary text is demonstrated in Part One through a broad range of memoirs, diaries, and correspondences in which Russian readers recorded
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Debreczeny, Paul.
Social functions of literature.
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)606103894
Named Person: Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin; Aleksandr Sergueevitch Pouchkine; Aleksandr S Puškin; A S Pushkin; Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Debreczeny
ISBN: 0804726620 9780804726627
OCLC Number: 34515241
Description: xvi, 282 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The Reader's Response to the Text. 1. The Writer as Engineer of Human Souls. 2. Literature and the Formation of the Self. 3. Catharsis --
pt. 2. Social Determinants of Aesthetic Norms. 4. Social Groups and Their "Strategies for Living" 5. Measurements of Popularity. 6. Mass Culture and the Literary Elite --
pt. 3. The Myth of a Poet. 7. The Elevation of Pushkin to Sainthood. 8. Pushkin Lives --
App. A. School Readers, 1829-1917 --
App. B. School Textbooks, 1830-1912.
Responsibility: Paul Debreczeny.
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